Energy recovery ventilation / Guides

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...energy recovery in the USA is the ability to meet the ASHRAE ventilation and energy standards, while improving indoor air quality and reducing total HVAC ratings and energy requirements. ERV technology is not only an effective means of reducing energy cost and heating and cooling loads, but allows for smaller equipme...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...Energy recovery from exhaust air is becoming common place in cold regions, and two types of equipment can do this - an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) and an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilation.) Both HRVs and ERVs are somewhat new to mainstream home construction, and can often be confused. In an effort to clear that up...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...Energy efficiency : The system has a high heat recovery, and performance is not dependant on the quality of duct installation. Operational cost: The energy required to operate the fan is very low (0.11 - 0.14 W / cfm), corresponding to about $5-10 a year to run all the units, depending on the size of your house and l...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...recovery ventilation to minimize heat losses; and Energy Star appliances and LED lighting to minimize electrical loads. The asymmetrical gabled roof also leverages coastal storms, collecting rainwater that is funneled into three 6,700 litre cisterns. The storage tanks are the sole source of water for the house. ...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...recovery, and high performance heating and ventilation systems – saving up to 30 per cent a year in energy and water costs. The homes were completed in three phases over three years, and have now been awarded LEED Gold Certification from the CaGBC. They are now all occupied by very happy families. “Through the genero...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...Energy recovery ventilator) would be damaged if submerged in water. Filters can also be vacuumed or washed if necessary. Be careful not to move the damper adjustments as that may affect the air balance. How fast your filter and core will get dirty depends on your local air quality. Living near heavy traffic or ...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...energy. Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV): Energy Recovery Ventilator © Ecohome An ERV system uses basically the same principle as an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) , which preheats fresh air before it is distributed through the house. In addition, An ERV system also regulates indoor humidity levels. An ERV ...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...energy efficiency. The ratio between the energy consumed during the operation of a building and its embodied energy is affected not only by how energy efficient it is, but also by how long the building will stand. In other words, the downside of some high performance homes is that they can require more embodied energ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Energy. A hyper-efficient house such as this could be fitted with solar PV panels and can save enough energy to offset the energy needed for charging the best electric cars , which can reduce an individuals personal carbon footprint by as much as 90% Chosen EV Charger Brand : Rematek energy charging station for ele...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...recovery ventilation (including washroom fans) is controlled by a Venmar HE3000 HRV which provides 306 CFM(cubic feet per minute) of fresh air. Water conservation: All plumbing fixtures are low-flow. The residual heat in wastewater is collected through a single stack drain that is connected to a Drain Water Heat Reco...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...recovery ventilation , which is now standard on any high-performance cold climate home. After seeing firsthand in a hostile climate in North America with the Conservation House the kind of energy efficiency that was possible, we proceeded to ignore it like we did electric vehicles, and continued to build very average...